March Support Broker Trainings ~ Open for Registration

~ Support Broker Training Dates ~ Initial Support Broker Training March 12, 2019 and March 13, 2019 (WMRO) The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is sponsoring a one and a half day Initial Support Broker Training for people who want to receive their certification to provide Support Broker services to those in the Self-Directed Service option of the Community Pathways Waiver. Those that are interested and prepared to work as a Support Broker are welcome to attend. This is not a general information session for those wanting to learn or learn more about Self-Directed Services. Self-Directed Services allow people who have an intellectual or developmental disability (and meet waiver eligibility requirements) to choose and design their own waiver services and supports with the assistance of their chosen team and within the guidelines of the program. People using Self-Directed Services can design their own services, interview and hire their own staff, are the employer of record setting their own payment rates, benefits and employee’s schedules to meet their needs and wishes. Self-Directed Services gives people with disabilities the opportunity to have more control of their own lives. A Support Broker has a collaborative role of supporting people in co-planning and co-organizing support a person may need but is neither a Coordinator of Community Services nor a service provider. Therefore, a Support Broker does not have the job of controlling or allocating resources and does not have the job of providing services. A Support Broker believes that any person can direct their services with a unique-to-them amount of support in doing so, regardless of level of disability, medical needs or other...
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